Belarus’ Vulnerabilities and Resilience to Foreign-Backed Disinformation Warfare

A systematic study of Belarusian media landscape, vulnerable groups of population, legal regulations, institutional framework and other aspects of information security in Belarus.

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Belarusian shrimps anyone? How EU food products make their way to Russia through Belarus

This paper assesses volumes of Belarus-Russia trade in Western embargoed products and specifies their fake countries of origin. Furthermore, it presents the impact of this phenomenon on Belarus-Russia relations  and developments within the Eurasian Economic Union.

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Belarus’ re-export of banned Western food to Russia: Effects for the Eurasian Economic Union

Trade sanctions against third countries inevitably bring a challenge of controlling the flows of goods through other member states of the customs union. As the Eurasian Economic Union members (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan) did not follow the Russian decision to ban food imports from western countries, this challenge became a painful reality for Russia.

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Relations between Belarus and developing countries in 2016: Logical stagnation

For the fifth successive year, EAST research fellow Andrei Yeliseyeu publishes a review of the Belarus’ economic and political relations with developing countries for the annual Belarusian Yearbook. The year 2016 saw a downturn in Belarus’ diplomatic contacts with developing countries in comparison with the previous year, although they were on an upswing in 2011-2014.

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Better mobility between the EU and Belarus: Slow but incremental progress

Analysis of various aspects of mobility between the EU and Belarus by EAST Center research fellow Andrei Yeliseyeu is published in the Issue 32 of Belarus-Analysen. This edition contains a lot of tables and infographics on the issue of mobility between the EU and Belarus.

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The Poland–Belarus Relationship: Geopolitics Gave New Impetus,  but no Breakthrough

In 2014 Poland–Belarus relations received a new impetus after three years of having a cold relationship. Since then there has been an unprecedented rise in political contacts between the two countries. This EAST researcher Andrei Yeliseyeu’s report reviews recent developments in bilateral relations between Poland and Belarus.

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Belarus’ measured repressions

Continuing tensions with Russia, Lukashenka does it best in measuring an optimal level of repressions, high enough to discourage Belarusians from continuing protests and low enough for the EU to continue a gradual rapprochement with Minsk.

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Social protests in Belarus: Standing up for “Parasites”

The anger in Belarus over a tax on the unemployed and other supposed freeloaders can be justified through the absurdity of the law itself.

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Anti-Belarus disinformation campaign in Russian media: Trends, features, countermeasures

This is the first issue of the EAST Media Review authored by EAST research fellows Andrei Yeliseyeu and Veranika Laputska. It sums up an enduring monitoring and analysis of the Russian media Belarus-related content by the EAST Center in August – November 2016.

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